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When taking on the mantle of being a mentor, Keynoter Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch says mentors must embrace the opportunity to help struggling students view life through a new and often
As educators scramble to recover from the pandemic, Dr. Pedro Noguera says it’s critical to focus on the students most impacted. Presented at the March 2021 Innovative Schools Virtual Summit,
Teaching Kids to Care About Someone Other Than Themselves: Dr. Tiffany Anderson – Cultural Responsiveness Summit 5/21
Learning about social-emotional competencies, including empathy, is important for all students – even the most vulnerable, such as the homeless, says Topeka Superintendent Dr. Tiffany Anderson. Called “the woman who
Setting Early & High Expectations: Baruti Kafele – Cultural Responsiveness Summit; Early Registration Closes April 30!
Setting lofty expectations for student success in high school is too late, according to Keynoter Baruti Kafele. Laying the foundation for success must begin at the earliest opportunity and should
Students in Grades 1-8 have now moved closer to expectations in math and reading, according to a new study just released by Renaissance Learning. Based upon Star Reading and Star
Since strong relationships are so foundational to student success, “Stand Tall Steve” Bollar says educators must be skilled at modeling how to handle challenging circumstances that may hinder progress. Steve
“I Don’t See Color” & Unintended Consequences – Dr. Carolyn Strong; Cultural Responsiveness Summit May 21!
1-DAY VIRTUAL SUMMIT — COMING FRIDAY, MAY 21 When educators say “I don’t see color,” they are usually well-meaning. But Dr. Carolyn Strong says ignoring race or ethnicity can be
Students who fall under labels like “at-risk,” “ELL,” “ADHD” and “disadvantaged” may in fact also show great promise. Keynoter Consuelo Castillo Kickbusch believes there is only one label needed for
“The Woman Who Made Schools Work for the Poor” – Dr. Tiffany Anderson; Cultural Responsiveness Summit May 21!
CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS 1-DAY VIRTUAL SUMMIT — COMING FRIDAY, MAY 21 “Zip code should not determine the quality of education or health care and we will not allow for that to
CULTURAL RESPONSIVENESS 1-DAY VIRTUAL SUMMIT – COMING FRIDAY, MAY 21 As the pressures of the pandemic intersect with other current historic events, Keynoter Baruti Kafele reminds educators that all students
Student brains are designed to forget — and educators must set up pedagogical structures so students recall what is necessary. Innovative Teaching Strategies Keynoter Dr. John Almarode says educators should
The vision of any school likely commits to serving “all kids.” But the reality of our current climate of distraction, disruption and marginalization often prohibits the realization of this vision.